Yoga, It's Complicated.

Yoga, It's Complicated.
Teaching in Yoga studios for the past five years has been some of the most rewarding and mind numbing, exhilarating and heartbreaking work of my life. It certainly hasn’t been all good vibes and positivity. Simply put, it’s complicated. My relationship with Yoga, as a practice and a lifestyle, on the other hand continues to... Read more »

Woke Up Insanely Early: A Guide To Morning Before Sunrise

Woke Up Insanely Early: A Guide To Morning Before Sunrise
Today I woke up insanely early, 3:50AM. It was an accident. But instead of rolling back over I took time to reboot my meditation and home practice.  The intent was not building heat, supplementing a workout, or worrying about what was working. The intention was to simply celebrate the silence of a ridiculously early morning.... Read more »

All the Words I'm Resisting Part 1: Sweet

So much has been weighing on my heart and mind lately. With the turmoil in the world, but also in my personal life uprooting and moving far from home.  Per usual, I turned to what was familiar, my mat.Here I sit approximately 1,000 miiles from Chicago, my forever hometown and up until last week the... Read more »
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5 Realizations about My Best Frienemy

5 Realizations about My Best Frienemy
Disclaimer: everyone’s path with physical and mental health is there own. My blog is a reflection of life and at times I discuss my own physical and mental well-being.  What I share in no means should be a recommendation that takes the place of professional counsel. Thanks for reading. Peace 🙂   Worry used to be... Read more »

All the Things I Can't Do

All the Things I Can't Do
“I can’t get in shape.” “I can’t change my career” “I can’t get over him/her.” Oh trust me, I’ve been all of these can’ts in my life. Then, I found yoga. — ‘Can’t’ doesn’t exist in the present moment When I realized yoga’s power to vanquish ‘can’t’ was when I did something that I thought I... Read more »

Five Realizations On The Way Down

Five Realizations On The Way Down
I have a bone to pick with an inspirational quote.  It’s inaccurate. Or perhaps, more precisely, it’s incomplete. “Leap and the net will appear…” Well, that’s a load of bull. Tell me, does this sound familiar? ‘Screw this. I hate my job. I’m underpaid and overworked. I’m quitting the corporate world. I’m going out on... Read more »
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An Ode to My Students ...

An Ode to My Students ...
Note: all of the descriptions of students are the words they have used to describe themselves. While I don’t agree with many of the self-assessments, their feelings are theirs and theirs alone. I love them all. All people are real people. But my students are pretty damn real, in the very stereotypical, overused sense of... Read more »

Three Simple Ways Your Yoga Practice Supports Creativity

Three Simple Ways Your Yoga Practice Supports Creativity
“You do the postures and then you learn to breathe.” This quote came from one of my favorite yogis and has stuck with me ever since.  The postures are the vehicle, the means. They are not the end. They are not the reward.  What you learn along the way is the best part.  What has... Read more »

10 Reasons Why Mondays are the Best Day of the Week

“It’s a good day to have a good day” I have a friend that says, “Mondays don’t suck. Your attitude sucks.” She’s also a fitness trainer – shocking, right 😉 But I’ve stolen this mantra for Mondays and it really helps!  Maybe you don’t need something as forceful as my mantra – so there’s always... Read more »
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One Promise Your Yoga Teacher Should Keep This Holiday Season

“A promise to my students this winter season: This holiday season I will do my best to leave references of being stuffed, too many cookies and working off dinner out of my classes. Enjoy your meal; enjoy your family; enjoy your practice. A workout is not punishment and I won’t encourage a cleanse after every... Read more »